(population: 36,000) Sharularen is the largest known Illithid city in the Underdark of Corwyn,

The strange and exotic city of Sharularen is filled with strange, horrific creatures originating from Charos, but despite its wondrous horrors, is also filled with much art and culture.

Today, the city is a hive for Mind-flayer culture, and is home to the eldest brain pool on Corwyn.


Long ago, the Mind-Flayers, with the assistance of a mercenary army of Dark-Elves, conquered the Dwarven city of Nekrum-Feyr; capturing thousands of dwarves. Those captives were eventually brought to Sharularen and once there subjected to many, cruel experiments.

The purpose of these experiments was to create a hybrid-race of dwarves who would serve the Illithids as slaves, but be proficient with warfare, engineering, and psionics. Thus, the Duergar were created here; in deep, dark laboratories within the bowels of the subterranean city.


Eventually, the Duergar revolted and fled the city, starting their own underdark lairs. But today, the name Sharularen is still spoken with vitriol and bitterness by the Gray-Dwarves.